Military officials have said the Defense Department is facing challenges concerning mission objectives for cybersecurity due to cyber workforce shortages, MeriTalk reported Wednesday.Read More »
The leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have asked the Defense Department to delay the implementation of a proposed rule that seeks to compensate contractors based on performance, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “We should not make it harder to do business with the Department of Defense than it is to do business with other parts of government — and that’s exactly what this regulation does,” HASC Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told reporters Tuesday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has welcomed the appointment of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Inhofe “rose to the occasion and helped lead the committee in passing crucial legislation that honored the example of his predecessor and the volunteers who defend our nation,” McConnell said in a statement published Wednesday.Read More »
The Professional Services Council has commended the House and Senate Armed Services Committees for finalizing and passing the fiscal 2019 defense spending bill that contains provisions that could have an impact on government contractors.Read More »
House and Senate conference members have reached a compromise on a bill that would authorize $716 billion in defense budget for fiscal 2019, Stars and Stripes reported Monday. The negotiated deal on the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act would support the proposed pay increase of 2.6 percent for service personnel, …Read More »
The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed adding $110 million to the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act in a push to accelerate a satellite development program under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, SpaceNews reported Thursday. The Blackjack program aims to develop a constellation of small military satellites in low-earth orbit, which, …Read More »
The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed $100 million for the U.S. Marine Corps to purchase light attack aircraft as part of a fiscal 2019 defense policy bill, Military.com reported Friday. The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act contains the funding proposal for a new USMC aircraft platform and is slated …Read More »
The Senate Armed Services Committee passed on Thursday a bill that would authorize $617.6 billion in base budget for the Defense Department and $68.5 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal 2019, The Hill reported Thursday. The panel’s version of fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act would allocate $21.6 billion …Read More »